NBA Star of the Week – Kobe Bryant
Kobe and the Lakers are on a roll
Kobe Bryant – Remember those trade demands from the offseason? Kobe isn’t demanding a trade to the Bulls now, thats for sure. The Lakers have won 10 of their last 11 and have climbed to only 1/2 game behind Dallas and Phoenix for best record in the Western Conference. They won all 4 games this past week as Kobe averaged 29.5 points, 6 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals.
NBA Goat of the Week – Joakim Noah
Even his own teammates hate Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah – Noah was suspended for one game for an outburst aimed at Bulls’ assistant Ron Adams. Then, in an unprecedented move, the other Bulls players voted unanimously to extend the suspension another game. So the players went out of their way to tell interim head coach Jim Boylan that one game was not enough. Wow! How much of an A-hole do you have to be to have that happen to you?! According to Boylan, Noah has also been involved in “a couple of situations where he’s been late or not doing what the Chicago Bulls do.” When I decided to do a Goat of the Week post this season, nonsense like this from chumps like Joakim Noah was exactly what I had in mind.